Monthly Archives: October 2012

What are current marginal income tax rates?

A great deal of political discussion has focused on what taxes the wealthy and poor  pay, and often the focus is ONLY on the Federal Income tax. It is important to recognize that that there are many other taxes, and none are as progressive as the Federal income tax, and hence fall on low to […]

US physician hours and visits still down 17% in 2012.

US physicians work fewer hours and see fewer patients than in 2008 Edward Davies BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6863 (Published 10 October 2012)   Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6863 “Between 2008 and 2012, the average number of hours physicians worked fell from 57 hours a week to 53, and doctors saw 16.6% fewer patients. The […]

What I Wish Obama Had Said

Alternative Debate Speech Text that President Obama Could Have Used at the First Presidential Debate on October 3, 2012[i] Randall P. Ellis Boston University, Department of Economics October 6, 2012 On Taxes We have heard a lot of talk from the Republicans about the importance of lowering taxes on people earning more than $250,000 which […]

Top 25 Economics Web sites

Top 25 Economics Web sites http://topsitesblog.com/economics-websites/ This list is interesting to browse, or to select a few to include on your own web site. Interesting that the BU Blog the Incidental Economist made it to #6. Here is the direct link. 6. The Incidental Economist is a blog focused on economics, U.S. health policy, politics, […]